First Christmas Baking Experience


“This is the way we roll the dough, roll the dough, roll the dough....” This song and our unit on baking at Gymboree class was helpful because on Sunday Elin helped make Christmas sugar cookies for the first time.


She has been exited to make cookies because they mention baking in several of Elin’s Christmas books and shows that she has been reading and watching. I knew she was definitely going to want to make snowmen and Christmas trees so I made sure to gather all the essentials for a morning marathon of baking and decorating.

This was my first time making this particular sugar cookie recipe so it was a first for both of us.

Elin’s favorite part was using the cookie cutters to cut the shapes.


Then after waiting for the cookies to bake and cool it was finally time to decorate them. She had blast making just a couple and then she completely lost interest Β and left me to finish them myself. Awesome.

Try not to be jealous of our artistic ability of cookie decorating…..


Elin managed to pull herself away from playing to come and act as a taste tester and she enjoyed them. I’m going to have to work on my decorating skills for next year.



  1. So sweet! I love making cookies with the kids- such a special time

  2. Love the pictures of sweet girl rolling out the dough with the pin. Oh and thanks for getting that song stuck in my head πŸ˜‰

  3. I LOVE your decorating skills! Seriously, those came out really cute. And Elin looks like a pro with the rolling pin (my least favorite part of sugar cookies).

  4. I love your cookies… Better than I could do! I plan to bake and decorate cookies with Noah tomorrow and I honestly have no expectations. He liked decorating them at my parents’ house but who knows about the baking part!

  5. Love her cookies they turned out so cute!! Her Pjs are adorable πŸ™‚ Happy Monday
    Chelsea @

  6. You have the cutest baking assistant! Love her jams. Do they make them in my size?

  7. Oh she is too cute in those jammies! And her cookies look delicious. Yum! Found your post on the Christmas Pajama Party πŸ™‚

  8. Hahahaha! So cute!!